Catherine Woulfe

Catherine Woulfe is the editor of The Spinoff Books and 1972 Magazine. She is an award-winning news and features journalist, and longtime books obsessive. She welcomes pitches of essays or reviews at catherinewoulfe@thespinoff.co.nz

Books
May 10, 2019

Please welcome... the Unity Books CHILDREN’S bestseller chart!!

Unity and The Spinoff are very proud to announce the arrival of this new monthly feature. Because we love kids, and we love books, and we’re really sick of buying shitty books by mistake and having to read them 87,000 bedtimes in a row.

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Books
May 8, 2019

We have 16 seriously covetable NZ books for you, thanks to the Ockham Awards

All of the books shortlisted for the country’s shiniest literary gongs at this year’s Auckland Writers Festival are boxed up in some publicist’s back room, just waiting to be shipped to YOU!!

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Barkers 1972
Apr 22, 2019

Yes, I've read it. Yes, I'm afraid. Now tell us what to do, dude

David Wallace-Wells has written a blinder, a book that could actually prompt people to push through complacency. But it’s not enough to pump us up full of fear and then just leave us there

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Barkers 1972
Feb 3, 2019

The Irishman who stuffed New Zealand’s birds

Catherine Woulfe goes searching for the legacy of one of New Zealand’s first taxidermists.

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Barkers 1972
Jan 27, 2019

Sharp objects: A lesson in the fine art of knife-making

Catherine Woulfe spends a day at the Auckland Blade Show, a celebration of knives of all kinds.

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Food
Jan 2, 2019

An eating guide for the urgently nauseous pregnant woman

Bollocks to the official guidelines – if you're expecting, and also expecting to vomit at any moment pretty much all the time, try these 10 handy hints.

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Society
Aug 13, 2018

Revealed: How c-section scar defects can cause infertility

Defects are 'currently underdiagnosed and may consequently be left untreated at a staggering rate', says one of a number of experts calling for more information to be provided to women.

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Parents
Aug 13, 2018

Caesarean scar defects and fertility: what you need to know

The key questions and answers around c-sections, scarring and the fertility impact.

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The Best Of
Aug 13, 2018

C-sections can cause infertility. Mine did

For a select few women, this could be the difference between a baby, and not. I'll say it again: c-sections can cause infertility.

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